Taylor Swift Is Dropping *Another* Quarantine Album—and Twitter Has Exploded
"Evermore" is debuting at midnight.
Waking up this morning, we thought it was just an ordinary Thursday. But, no. Taylor Swift announced she’s dropping yet another quarantine album mere months after her eighth studio album Folklore debuted. And, obviously, the internet has exploded.
At 8: 10 a.m. ET on December 10th, Swift posted a photo on Instagram of the upcoming track list of her new album titled Evermore, which will drop tonight at midnight.
“Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now,” Swift wrote. “You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something!”
Swift added, “There are 15 tracks on the standard edition of evermore, but the deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks—”right where you left me” and “it’s time to go.””
In another post, Swift confirmed that Evermore is Folklore‘s “sister album,” and explained, “To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in.”
“There was something different with folklore. In making it, I felt less like I was departing and more like I was returning,” Swift continued on Instagram. “I loved the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales. I loved the ways you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of love lost and found into your lives. So I just kept writing them.”
“Tonight the story continues, as the music video for “willow” drops at midnight eastern,” Swift followed up in another post. The track, written in all lower case, is seemingly a new chapter of the Folklore yarn Swift first spun with “betty,” “last great american dynasty,” and “illicit affairs.”
She continued via Twitter, “I’m forever grateful to the following creatives who have helped and guided me to be able to direct my own videos…I’ll see you guys in the YouTube premiere page chat before midnight to answer some questions.” And boy, do we have questions.
Taylor…how in the hell are we supposed to react to this!? Our hearts are about to give OUT.
We feel duped, but that feeling is immediately trumped by sheer joy and excitement. We’ll get over it, and fast.
She saved us from 2020 once, and she’ll do it again. Thank you, Taylor Swift. Thank you.